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These Marvel comic franchises deserve the Telltale treatment - new collaboration confirmed

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Jonathan Lester
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These Marvel comic franchises deserve the Telltale treatment - new collaboration confirmed

No biggie, but Telltale Games have announced a new partnership with Marvel and a project set to release in 2017.

Considering Telltale's storytelling pedigree and Marvel's outstanding recent adaptations, colour us very excited indeed.

We're a bit worried that they're taking on too much, but in fairness the quality of their recent releases has been superb and the Marvel universe is absolutely full of stories to tell and characters large and small. Frankly a number of Marvel franchises are absolutely crying out for a quality narrative-driven videogame, and here are what we'd consider to be the most deserving.

Daredevil

These Marvel comic franchises deserve the Telltale treatment - new collaboration confirmed

The time is right for The Man Without Fear to make a transmedia comeback. In our opinion the Netflix series was something of a masterstroke for the blind barrister thanks to some stellar casting, brutal action and a stupendous performance from the ridiculously versatile (and newly shaven) Vincent D'Onofrio. With a second season in the pipeline for next year, a well-timed game could really round out the universe and cement Daredevil as a top-tier hero outside of the graphic novels.

More to the point, though, the fact that Matt Murdock is also a lawyer grants huge potential for investigations and courtroom procedural drama too.

Moon Knight

These Marvel comic franchises deserve the Telltale treatment - new collaboration confirmed

Come on, Moon Knight deserves better.

He's basically Batman, granted, only imbued with the power of an ancient God and willing to do anything it takes to see justice and vengeance done. As violently and lethally as possible. His comics are incredibly dark and disturbing in parts, featuring some of the nastiest villains and plotlines I've come across, but would make for a gripping game.

Also he has a Mooncopter. That's too silly not to love.

Big Hero 6

These Marvel comic franchises deserve the Telltale treatment - new collaboration confirmed

Like Daredevil, Big Hero 6 have enjoyed a cinematic renaissance recently, only on the silver screen rather than the TV screen. To be perfectly honest we loved the film more than the original source material (what little I've read), but either way, this is a huge brand and the interpersonal character dynamics are fantastic in either canon. It would be great to spend more time with all of them, and see how they handle some more trials and tribulations.

Captain Britain

These Marvel comic franchises deserve the Telltale treatment - new collaboration confirmed

Yes, we're biased seeing as we're all British, but surely Brian Braddock deserves his time in the sun. Do it. And bring back Excalibur too.

Guardians Of The Galaxy

These Marvel comic franchises deserve the Telltale treatment - new collaboration confirmed

Ending on a rather obvious choice, perhaps, but the fact is that Guardians Of The Galaxy was superb. I'm talking about the movie here, of course, seeing as James Gunn absolutely nailed it and created a universe that felt complete and fully-realised. We have to spend more time there. We must spend more time there.

That said, we'd also love Guardians Of The Galaxy to get the videogame tie-in it deserves, seeing as the the Disney Infinity 2.0 playset was atrocious.

What Marvel characters and franchises would you like to see Telltale take on? Have your say in the comments!

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donttouchthehair  Apr. 24, 2015 at 11:53

"More to the point, though, the fact that Matt Murdock is also a lawyer grants huge potential for investigations and courtroom procedural drama too."

OBJECTION!

JonLester  Apr. 24, 2015 at 11:56

@donttouchthehair: Ha, Daredevil X Phoenix Wright? I... love it.

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